Monsanto is the top agriculture company on the list (DuPont and Syngenta are #10 and #17, respectively) and the ranking is a significant improvement in the company’s position in 2011, when it was listed at #16.
Companies on the list were indicated by six different driving characteristics, and the top three for each company were indicated in their profile. Monsanto scored the highest in the categories of innovative leader; does important, quality research; and makes changes needed
The other three categories were treats employees with respect; is socially responsible; and has loyal employees
To decide upon rankings, Science Careers conducted its annual web-based survey of individuals familiar with pharmaceutical and biotech employers to determine the best employers in the field. In all, 4,276 surveys were submitted, which served as the basis for the analysis. The top 20 companies were selected using a statistical process that calculates a unique ranking score for each company rated. Only companies that were rated by 30 or more respondents were eligible to become part of the top 20 best employers.
More information about the survey can be found at Science Careers.